In Praise of "Paradigm" but ---

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Posted by R. John Howe on March 02, 1999 at 17:32:08:

In Reply to: Re: My Mistake and a Lament posted by Michael Wendorf on March 02, 1999 at 09:52:29:

Hi Michael -

No criticism of your particular contribution (which showed cognizance of some important issues involved the debate about "paradims"). It's just that everyone immediately jumped on the word and seemed mostly to stop talking about rugs. It's become one of those words, so overused, and yet often still so volatile, that its introduction seems often to clog discussion rather than to facilitate it.

As you may sense from some of my own salon designs and postings, I would not for a minute shy away from hard issues and questions, and maybe there's one here. But it seemed to me that the word was getting in the way. That's why I went tangentially off to "color."


John Howe

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